CHOCOLATE SILK PIE WITH PEARS BY ROSE MARY

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

This recipe was adapted from one I found in a Family Circle magazine. I made a few changes to make it my own, and the taste and look of the recipe was very well accepted by my friends and family. The original pie was in a pie pan. I used a spring form pan, and made a few other changes.
My family really loved it. So it is family approved


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Serves:

8 to 10 people

Prep:

35 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
finely crushed oreo cookies
3 Tbsp
granulated sugar
1 c
ground pecans
6 Tbsp
melted butter
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
for the pie filling
8 oz
extra creamy cool whip, thawed
15 oz
pear halves, packed in juice
1 c
semi sweet chocolate chip pieces
1 c
white chocolate chip pieces
2 Tbsp
coffee liqueur or strong brewed coffee
1 1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
heavy whipping cream
3
squares semi sweet chocolate, shaved
10 -12
maraschino halves
1 1/2 tsp
coffee liqueur

CHOCOLATE SILK PIE WITH PEARS BY ROSE MARY

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR THE CRUST: PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES F. Mix all ingredients together, and pour into a 9 inch springform pan. Press crust mixture firmly into pan and at least 1 inch up the sides. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 8 -10 minutes. Let cool completely before filling.
2
FOR THE PIE:
Drain pears in a sieve over a bowl, reserving 1/3 cup of juice.
3
Chop the pears and set aside.
4
Stir 1/3 cup of pear juice, both chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons coffee liqueur and vanilla in a medium size sauce pan. Place on medium low heat, until smooth, about 3 minutes.
5
Scrape mixture into a medium size bowl. Let it cool to room temperature.
6
In a separate clean bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the cream into the cooled chocolate mixture. Fold in the pears.
7
Spoon mixture into the cooled pie crust. To the extra creamy cool whip add the 1 1/2 teaspoons of coffee liqueur, and stir till mixed.

Spread over top of pie.
8
Shave chocolate squares with a vegetable peeler and sprinkle over top of cool whip. Garnish with maraschino cherry halves if desired. Lightly cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or preferably over night.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American